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Artist Opportunities

Applications are closed for INTRODUCING, our new artist development programme, in collaboration with Stanley Arts Croydon.

We want to support 5 LGBTQIA+ artists in the development of a new idea or work. 
Introducing, is a commission for early-career queer performance makers / live artists whose work involves dance, movement or physical theatre.
In collaboration with our friends at Stanley Arts Croydon, artists will be given money, access to space, one-to-one check-ins, workshops, tailored mentoring, sharing opportunities & peer feedback sessions to develop their new work.
We are looking for bold & exciting new ideas from LGBTQIA+ artists who want to push boundaries in their performance making. Experimenting, exploring, trying new things or alternative ways of making.

We are really keen to hear from artists who are based or live in Croydon.

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What is the offer?

  • You receive a £750 Artist Fee 

  • x2 sharing opportunities at Stanley Arts, Croydon

  • Artist Development Workshops & tailored mentoring

  • One-to-one check-ins with Raze Producers

  • Mixed in-person & digital delivery

  • Peer feedback & sharing with other commissioned artist.

Who can apply?

  • LGBTQIA+ performance makers & live artists.

  • Early careers artists. By this we mean people of any age, with less 2 years of professional performance or art making experience. 

  • Artists whose work involves movement, physical theatre or dance in some way.

  • London based artists. 

  • We particularly encourage applications from artists of the global majority & disabled artists.

  • We are also keen to receive applications from artists who live or are based in Croydon.

Expectations of artists

  • Artists will need reasonable availability between November 2022 - February 2023.

  • Artists will agree to a reasonable timetable of commitments & deadlines for meetings & sharings with the Raze Team.  

  • Artists will be expected to participate in a work-in-progress sharing & final sharing to take place at Stanley Arts in Croydon.

  •  Artists will attend all commission activity (workshops, mentoring session, 1-to-1s).

Expectations of Raze Collective

  • Clear & open communication with the team.

  • Regular check-ins with the producing team.

  • Reasonable flexibility around meetings & schedule.

  • That access provisions specified by the artist in their application, are met by the Raze team throughout the project.


  • You will need to be available for Thursday December 15th for an informal work-in-progress day at Stanley Arts

  • You will need to be available for the week of February 20th 2023 for a final sharing at Stanley Arts, Croydon.


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